For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS GRANBY J264 / 180

HMCS Granby J264

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-44,   St. Lawrence  1942, 1944

 

 

Laid down: 17 Dec 1940

Launched: 06 Sep 1941

Commissioned: 02 May 1942

Paid off:: 31 Jul 1945

Re-commissioned 23 May 1953

Paid off: 15 Dec 1966

Fate: Unknown

 

Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 02 May 1942. Granby arrived at Halifax on 13 May 1942. She completed working up and was assigned first to Sydney Force and then to Western Local defence Force. In Jun 1943, when the latter was divided into escort groups, she became a member of EG W-3 until May 1944, when she returned to Sydney Force. During this period she had an extensive refit at Lunenburg from Jun to Oct 1944, afterward proceeding to Bermuda to work up. She returned in Nov 1944 and was assigned to Shelburne Force in Feb 1945. In Apr 1945 she was transferred to Halifax Force and remained under repair at Halifax until paid off on 31 Jul 1945. Although allocated to the marine section of the RCMP as Col. White, she was not actually taken over. She was re-commissioned on 23 May 1953 for conversion to a deep-diving tender, and served as such until finally paid off on 15 Dec 1966, and sold.

 

Commanding Officers

Mate Jeffrey Reginald Biggs, RCNR - 02 May 1942 - 07 Feb 1943

LCdr Herbert Coates Reynard Davis, RCNR - 08 Feb 1943 - 16 Mar 1943

A/Lt Jeffrey Reginald Biggs, RCNR - 17 Mar 1943 - 10 Oct 1943

Lt G.G.K. Holder, RCNVR - 11 Oct 1943 - 09 May 1944

Lt Douglas Alexander Powell Davidson, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 - 30 Jul 1944

Lt Arnold Malcolm Brodie, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944 - 24 Apr 1945

Lt Eric Stanley Turnill, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945 - 27 May 1945

Lt Arnold Malcolm Brodie, RCNVR - 28 May 1945 - 16 Jun 1945

Lt Eric Stanley Turnill, RCNVR - 19 Jun 1945 - 07 Aug 1945

LCdr Gordon Guthrie Keith Holder, RCN - 23 May 1953 - 02 Mar 1954

LCdr George Albert Hoyte, RCN - 03 Mar 1954 - 13 May 1954

LCdr Daniel Patrick McCartney Brownlow, RCN - 14 May 1954 - 30 Sep 1954

LCdr W.E. Williams, RCN - 01 Oct 1954 - 11 Oct 1956

LCdr C.S. Smedley, RCN - 12 Oct 1956 - 16 Aug 1959

LCdr W.W. Palmer, RCN - 17 Aug 1959 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bowman, Donavin Bernhard

1940-2014

Served in Granby Aug 1964 - May 1965

Brodie, Arnold Malcolm

____-____

6th Commanding Officer

Brownlow, Daniel Patrick McCartney

1920-2013

12th Commanding Officer

Burns, Robert

1914-1996

 

C-D

Carnahan, George Burton

1939-2016

Served in Granby as a Clearance Diver

Doyle, Lloyd Emmerson

____-1992

 

 

 

E-F

Elliott, Ronald Edwin

____-2011

Farrell, Collin

____-2009

 

 

 

G-H

Goldring, Gerald Allan

1931-2014

Greengrass, Frederick Charles

1930-2012

Henderson, Ralph G.

____-2011

Hughes, Douglas Frederick

1937-2011

 

I-J

Jamieson, Douglas A.

____-____

Jamieson, Keith

____-2016

 

 

 

K-L

Lawson, John Sidney

1923-2003

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacDonald, John Malcolm

1921-2007

Drafted to Granby on 04 May 1942 as Slt, RCNVR

Matthews, Bill

1936-2006

Miller, Hugh Theodore

____-2007

 

 

O-P

Pelletier, Alfred William

1922-2008

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

Rowse, Arthur William

1931-2017

 

 

 

S-T

Sawyer, Thomas Anthony

1926-2013

Smedley, Charles Stanley

1910-1969

 

 

 

W-X

Walsh, Michael

1938-1983

Served in Granby in the 1960s as a clearance diver

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Zaphe, Gerald Gray

____-____

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Biggs, Jeffrey Reginald, Lt, RCNR - 30 Mar 1942 (Stand by)

 

Brown, Ronald Harley, A/Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jul 1944

 

Denyer, Horace Vincent, Lt (E), RCNVR - 03 Jul 1943

 

Gould, William Pierce, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jun 1943

 

Higgins, Ernest Skinner, Lt, RCNVR - 02 May 1942

 

Jones, MacLean Everett, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943 / Lt  - 09 Feb 1944

Kaobel, Gerry, Clearance Diver - early 1960s

 

Kelgard, Eric, Wt (E), RCNR - 02 May 1942

 

Leckie, Gordon Wallace, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1943

 

Livingstone, Robert Clarence, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jun 1943

 

MacInnis, Donald Ross, Lt (E), RCN

 

MacLean, Donald Wilson, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944

Revfem, Erik, Lt (E), RCNR - 23 Mar 1942

 

Semple, Sam - mid 1960s

 

Smith, Nevile Irwin, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Southee, George Alfred, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Feb 1944

 

Turnill, Eric Stanley, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1945

 

Wurts, Gordon Wilmot, Slt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Arnold Malcolm Brodie

 

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